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The Law of Development Cooperation
A Comparative Analysis of the World Bank, the EU and Germany

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  • Author: Philipp Dann, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany
  • Translator: Andrew Hammel, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf
  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107020290

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  • Development interventions are agreed by states and international organisations which administer public development funds of huge proportions. They have done so with debatable success, but, unlike the good governance of recipients, the rules applying to donors have hitherto received little scrutiny. This analysis of the normative structures and conceptual riddles of development co-operation argues that development co-operation is increasingly structured by legal rules and is therefore no longer merely a matter of politics, economics or ethics. By focusing on the rules of development co-operation, it puts forward a new perspective on the institutional law dealing with the process, instruments and organisation of this co-operation. Placing the law in its theoretical and political context, it provides the first comparative study on the laws of foreign aid as a central field of global public policy and asks how accountability, autonomy and human rights can be preserved while combating poverty.

    • Puts the law of development co-operation in its broader historical, political and theoretical contexts, thereby helping academics and practitioners gain a solid understanding of the normative standards applicable
    • Guides other researchers by outlining principles, setting out a general framework and posing further questions to be examined
    • Clarification of the normative standards with which development aid institutions must comply helps practitioners hold donor organisations responsible
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    "The Law of Development Cooperation can justly be celebrated as the ‘state of art’ of legal reasoning. Every single page of the book is stimulating and full of insights valuable to both development practitioners and legal scholars alike. On the conceptual level, the construction of a multi-layered legal field of development cooperation from an institutional perspective that focuses on the legal norms of donors seems highly plausible. It presents academics with a rich yet workable area for further research."
    Giedre Jokubauskaite, European Journal of International Law

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107020290
    • length: 604 pages
    • dimensions: 235 x 155 x 35 mm
    • weight: 0.95kg
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Institutional and Intellectual History of Development Co-operation:
    1. Formative years
    2. Years of transformation
    Part II. Constitutional Foundations of the Law of Development Co-operation:
    3. Institutions and legal framework
    4. Principles of the law of development co-operation
    Part III. Administrative Law of Development Co-operation:
    5. Programming the transfer of ODA
    6. Transferring ODA through project aid
    7. Transferring ODA through budget support
    8. Transferring ODA through results-based financing
    9. Accountability in ODA transfers
    Conclusions and future prospects.

  • Author

    Philipp Dann, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany
    Philipp Dann is a professor at the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany, where he holds the Chair for Public and Comparative Law.


    Andrew Hammel, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf

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